Google announced earlier today plans to mark all HTTP sites as "Not Secure" in Chrome, starting with July 2018, when the company plans to release Google Chrome 68.
A change meant to improve Google Chrome performance will also indirectly impact cryptojacking scripts (in-browser cryptocurrency miners) and will severely reduce their efficiency.
The operators of some tech support scam websites have found a new trick to block visitors on their shady sites and scare non-technical users into paying for unneeded software or servicing fees.
Future versions of Google Chrome will feature built-in support for lazy loading, a mechanism to defer the loading of images and iframes if they are not visible on the user's screen at load time.
Google has released Chrome 64 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android, and this new Chrome version brings improvements to the browser's built-in ad blocker, a bunch of developer and web standards-related changes.
Security researcher Bryan Campbell discovered a malicious Chrome extension today that is masquerading as the legitimate MinerBlock extension. The legitimate MinerBlock extension is used to block sites that utilize in-browser cryptocurrency mining, while the malicious version causes Chrome to repeatedly play videos in the background.
A Chrome extension with over 105,000 users has been deploying an in-browser cryptocurrency miner to unsuspecting users for the past few weeks.
In the last five years, users have reported the same bug to the Chrome team for 43 times. In reality, the issue users found is not a bug at all.
Google is set to activate Chrome's built-in ad blocker on February 15, according to an announcement the browser maker made today.
Google Chrome 63, which shipped yesterday evening, arrived with a new experimental feature called Strict Site Isolation that according to Google engineers is an additional security layer on top of Chrome's built-in sandboxing technology.
Google has started rolling out version 63 of its Chrome browser for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android users. Most changes in this version address under-the-hood features and bring speed improvements and better support for web standards.
Google has laid out a plan for blocking third-party applications from injecting code into the Chrome browser.
The operator of at least one website has been spotted using small windows hidden under the user's Windows taskbar to continue to operate an in-browser miner even after the user closed the main browser window.
Google announced plans today for three new Chrome security features that will block websites from sneakily redirecting users to new URLs without the user or website owner's consent. One of these features has the potential to stop malvertising attacks.
Late yesterday afternoon, Google announced plans to deprecate and eventually remove PKP support from the Chromium open-source browser, which indirectly means from Chrome.
Google Chrome engineers are considering adding a special browser permission that will thwart the rising trend of in-browser cryptocurrency miners.
No good deed remains unpunished, they say, and so is the case of the recent spat between Google and Microsoft's security teams.